Overview

Content is provided by the firm.

Cassidy Levy Kent is an international law firm with offices in Washington and Ottawa. Our practice is focused on helping our clients address international trade and investment issues — whether they involve U.S. or Canadian trade controls, trade remedy litigation, dispute settlement proceedings under the World Trade Organization (WTO) and bilateral and regional free trade agreements and investment treaties, or negotiations and other policy efforts.

The lawyers at Cassidy Levy Kent have decades of experience as partners in the international trade and investment practices at some of the largest, and most prestigious, law firms in Canada and the United States. We started our firm with the objective of combining the experience and high-quality service for which large firms are known with the flexibility and personal attention of a smaller firm.

Our policy experience includes developing and implementing bilateral, regional and multilateral negotiating strategies, and assisting clients to ensure that their interests are adequately protected in the final legislative and regulatory implementation. Our U.S. lawyers have worked on every major U.S. bilateral, regional and multilateral negotiation since the GATT Tokyo Round, as well as all major U.S. trade legislation since the Trade Act of 1974. Our Canadian lawyers have served as advisors in the Trade Law Bureau of the Department of Global Affairs Canada, and have litigated a variety of WTO, NAFTA (now USMCA), and other trade disputes.

Our attorneys advise clients on a broad range of international trade and investment issues under U.S., Canadian, and international law. We have a proven record of success in U.S. and Canadian enforcement proceedings involving customs, export controls, and economic sanctions. With respect to trade remedy litigation, our lawyers and professionals have worked on literally hundreds of cases, and we have extensive experience with the full range of legal, economic and accounting issues arising in these proceedings.

Our approach is to provide our clients with detailed, hands-on involvement in matters that is based on years of experience and expertise to add value directly to the issues our clients face and the strategies they develop. Our commitment to cost-effective staffing allows us to handle even the smallest matters efficiently. At the same time, by using the network of relationships we have built up over the years, we have the ability to assemble the most effective teams of lawyers, economists, and public and government relations experts available.

Rankings

Cassidy Levy Kent LLP is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

Read how Best Law Firms ranks firms

National Rankings

Tier 2
Tier 2 for International Trade and Finance Law

Metro Rankings

Washington, D.C., DC
Tier 1 for International Trade and Finance Law
Tier 3 for Government Relations Practice

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent is a valuable resource to our business.
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent is highly skilled in a specialized area (trade cases); for those engagements, I prefer them over a larger, general practice firm.
Noelle Perkins – Archer Daniels Midland Company
International Trade and Finance Law
I highly recommend. Cassidy Levy Kent is very experienced in the area of International trade,
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent offers excellent, cost-effective and practical legal advice. They handle hearings in a seamless and confidence inspiring manner, expertly preparing even the most inexperienced witness. Their team has extensive international trade experience and knows the key players in the field. They mobilize quickly and travel extensively. The team has the technical expertise to get the job done. Importantly, they have the professional judgment to manage expectations, and explain the process in a way that registers with the business team.
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent handled an extremely complex international commodity trade case with non-corollary inputs and outputs with subject matter expertise that surpassed many industry participants....
International Trade and Finance Law
I have enjoyed working with them and think the quality of their legal work is exceptional.
International Trade and Finance Law
Highly professional experts!
International Trade and Finance Law
I have found the team at Cassidy Levy Kent to be very professional, extremely competent, and very responsive. I would definitely work with them again and recommend them to others for work in this practice area.
Mark Shirley – Finkl Steel
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent pair experience with deep expertise as well as sound policy and legal analysis. Their team is always responsive and thoughtful in assessing rapidly changing policy and geo-political developments.
International Trade and Finance Law
Excellent legal team at affordable Washington, D.C. rates. We have used Cassidy Levy Kent on multiple anti-dumping cases, and they are great!
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent brings deep historical experience, first-rate substantive expertise, and a strong network of connections to each matter. The team exhibits the highest level of professionalism, responsiveness, and thoughtful analysis in forming its advice and helping execute strategies developed together.
Paul Delaney – Business Roundtable
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent has guided our company through the troubled waters of Section 301 tariffs. Their help has allowed us to recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars in tariff refunds.
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent (CLK) is our go-to firm for U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) work because they offer the best combination of expertise, success, and cost-consciousness for AD/CVD matters from the domestic industry/petitioner perspective. Having represented us for only one and a half years, up-and-coming partner Tom Beline has led the CLK team to quickly ramp up on our many existing and new matters, as well as quickly learn our core business interests and trade needs. CLK has also helped us develop new creative trade strategies related to AD/CVD and trade enforcement. Finally, CLK is a very accommodating, considerate, and friendly team with which to work.
International Trade and Finance Law
Jim Cannon of Cassidy Levy Kent is an excellent international trade counsel who has helped our company in a variety of matters for over a decade and who has contributed to our bottom line with respect to anti-dumping and countervailing duty issues.
Anthony Saviano – Solvay USA Inc
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent has proven again and again to be agile trade warriors. Their blend of talent and expertise is beyond compare.
International Trade and Finance Law
I have worked with members of the team at Cassidy Levy Kent even before the firm was established. They have done an exceptional job working on very difficult trade issues for our industry. The members of the team, both individually and collectively, have done a great job at every twist in turn in a long and complicated anti-dumping and countervailing trade cases.
Luther Markwart – American Sugar Beet Growers
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent is a terrific resource for International trade issues. They are always responsive and available to support in all areas.
International Trade and Finance Law
I am General Counsel to Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. and its subsidiaries, a multi-national enterprise. My connection with Cassidy Levy Kent is through Yohai Baisburd, Esq., with whom I have worked on international trade issues for approximately 8 years. I followed Yohai when he joined Cassidy Levy Kent. he is exemplifies each of the best characteristics of a superb attorney,
Eric Koster – Ethan Allen Global, Inc.
International Trade and Finance Law
David Sanders of Cassidy Levy Kent in the Washington DC practice and Christopher Cochlin in the Ottawa, Ontario Canada office have been great to work with. Their ability to bridge both government regulations with business operations is a strong benefit to our company. They bring practical solutions to complex regulatory challenges and highly recommend them to any company.
International Trade and Finance Law
I have worked with Cassidy Levy Kent for many years on a variety of trade policy issues and have always received excellent advice based on thorough understanding of applicable trade laws and agreements and extensive practical experience in the field.
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent does the highest level legal work. They have excellent strategic thinking and provide business relevant counseling.
International Trade and Finance Law
Determinedly focused on the outcome is the best way to describe Cassidy Levy Kent. The partners we have dealt with are thorough, no-nonsense, knowledgeable, strategic and client-focused.
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent provides both legal expertise and deep experience that results in first-rate counsel, legal analysis and advice. Chuck Levy's depth of knowledge and decades of work consistently offer unique insights and present strategic options that get results.
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent is an elite international trade law boutique with one of the largest and most diverse trade practices in the world. Its 25 lawyers and professionals include a former WTO Appellate Body Chair, a former USTR General Counsel, and persons who staffed trade law cases in the WTO, the US, Canada, and Mexico. Cassidy Levy Kent is somewhat "under the radar" because it does not have hundreds of lawyers covering all fields, but as international trade practices go, it is one of the largest and most diverse in the world. Cassidy Levy Kent has a strong track record. It covers not only trade remedy litigation in the US and Canada, but also WTO disputes and trade cases in other countries.
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent is an excellent firm with reasonable rates. All the attorneys and economists are very experienced, yet very patient in explaining the process and strategies to in-house counsel. A firm I would highly recommend.
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent is truly focused on getting the right business result for clients. Fully invest themselves in their clients' outcomes...
International Trade and Finance Law
The attorneys at Cassidy Levy Kent are extremely thorough and knowledgeable on the subject matter. They have developed a very solid strategy and have connections to ensure the proper audiences hear their clients' concerns. They work well with their clients and do a wonderful job of explaining the highly technical issues in a way that all stakeholders can understand.
International Trade and Finance Law
Results provided by Cassidy Levy Kent lawyers are excellent and they are an exceptional firm to deal with.
Mike Dutt – Navigator North America
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent provides excellent service, and their knowledge in international trade is second to none.
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent is the best US antidumping and countervailing duty petitioner counsel around, whether in commerce, ITC, or appeals.
International Trade and Finance Law
CLK consistently renders high-level work on very sensitive issues with dedicated responsiveness and skillful competence.
Antonio Neto Alves – Navigator Company
International Trade and Finance Law
The attorneys at Cassidy Levy Kent are very knowledgeable and strategic in trade matters. They are also open to alternative fee agreements that bring very important predictability and efficiency to the work product.
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy Kent are extremely knowledgeable and have provided thorough and excellent counsel over the years. They are a valued resource and partner.
Nicholas Fell – Eramet Marietta, Inc.
International Trade and Finance Law
Cassidy Levy is first rate when it comes to international trade counsel. They are experts in the law and well respected in the field. They have the knowledge and relationships that are critical to delivering practical advice in an often complicated area.
Nick Cafardi – ERIKS North America (parent to CNC Flow Control)

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 2
Tier 2 for International Trade and Finance Law

Metro Rankings

Washington, D.C., DC
Tier 1 for International Trade and Finance Law
Tier 3 for Government Relations Practice

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • International Trade and Finance Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Spinning circle
{{ practiceAreaName }}
{{ lawyer.FirstName[0] }}{{ lawyer.LastName[0] }} {{ lawyer.FirstName[0] }}{{ lawyer.LastName[0] }} {{ lawyer.Locations[0].City }}, {{ lawyer.Locations[0].StateCode }}

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Spinning circle
{{ comment.ClientFullName + (comment.ClientTitle ? ", " : "") }} {{ comment.ClientTitle }} – {{ comment.ClientCompanyName }}

Office Locations

Find the Best Law Firms
Search for a Law Firm
Search our directory of over 16,000 firms across the U.S.
Search
Is Your Law Firm Ranked?
Enhance your firm's reputation and visibility with our marketing opportunities.
Marketing Opportunities
Ranked Practice Areas
See the practice areas included in our Best Law Firms research.
Practice Areas